National Drive Electric Week

National Drive Electric Week
Fifth Lake Oswego Electric Vehicle Fair
Lake Oswego, OR
Oct 01, 2022

Day: Saturday, October 1, 2022 NOTE: this event has already happened, find current-year events on the Attend page.
Time: 10:00 am - 2:00 pm PDT
Location: Lake Oswego United Methodist Church
1855 South Shore Blvd
Lake Oswego, OR 97034
Contact the event organizers, which took place in 2022.

Event Report

We held our fifth NDEW event this past Saturday with around 300 attendees, 7 dealers providing rides and 25 EV owners discussing and displaying their vehicles.

We were fortunate to have a wide variety of vehicles including the Ford F-150 Lighting, Rivian R1T, Hyundai Ioniq 5, Tesla S Plaid and an original Tesla Roadster.

 We expanded the event to include presentations on the other things households can do to get off fossil fuel such as heat pumps, induction stoves, electric lawn equipment and even electric fireplace displays. Our local utility, Portland General Electric (PGE) also brought their All Electric Demonstration home to showcase the latest in energy efficiency, comfort and sustainability available in homes today.

 A crew from NHK (Japanese Broadcasting Corporation) was visiting Oregon from Washington, D.C, learned about NDEW and our event and spent several hours interviewing EV owners and event organizers on why EVs are growing so quickly in the U.S. Their lead NHK economic analyst was doing the interviews and plans to incorporate them in his Japanese broadcast.

photo by: Mary Ratcliff
Parking lot of Lake Oswego United Methodist Church

Event Description


This event is part of the city’s Climate Action Plan to motivate Lake Oswego residents to eliminate fossil fuel usage by shifting all of their energy needs to renewable electricity. This can include purchasing an electric vehicle (EV), replacing their space and water heaters with electric heat pumps, using an induction cook top, and installing rooftop solar panels or joining a community solar program

 Last year’s event focused only on electric vehicles and attracted more than 400 attendees. This year event with its expanded focus on going all-electric is expected to attract significantly more people.

The EV portion of the event will have numerous dealers bringing their latest EVs for test drives along with local EV owners displaying their vehicle and available to share their ownership experiences.

We anticipate that we should be seeing residents and dealers displaying some of the recently introduced EVs such as the Rivian RIT truck, Ford F-150 electric truck, Hyundai Ioniq 5, Polestar 2 along with other popular models such as Ford Mustang Mach E, GM Bolt EUV, Volkswagen ID.4 Pro and Tesla Model Y.

In addition we will have a display of electric bikes and test drives in the Arcimoto Fun Utility Vehicle.

The home electrification portion of the event will feature presentations inside the Fellowship Hall on the usage and benefits of electric heat pumps, induction stoves and cooking, solar installations with battery storage along with information on how to electrify all of your landscaping equipment.

There will also be vendors with more information about each of these electrification options along with a display of the PGE Tiny Home exhibit showing how all of the elements work together.

Registered Attendees

There are currently 209 attendees registered.

Owners of These Vehicles Have Registered To Attend

Vehicle Registered
Chevrolet Bolt 5
Nissan Leaf (2018+) 5
Tesla Model 3 5
Ford F-150 Lightning 4
Hyundai Ioniq 5 3
Tesla Model Y 3
Volkswagen ID.4 3
Chevrolet Bolt EUV 2
Ford Mustang Mach-E 2
Kia EV6 2
Nissan Leaf (2011-2017) 2
Tesla Model S 2
Toyota Prius Prime 2
Arcimoto SRK 1
BMW i3 1
Chevy Spark EV 1
Corbin Sparrow 1
Fiat 500e 1
Hyundai KONA Electric 1
Hyundai Santa Fe Plug-in Hybrid 1
Jaguar I-Pace 1
Kia Niro Electric 1
Kia Niro Plug-in Hybrid 1
Other Plug-In Vehicle 1
Polestar 2 1
Rivian R1T 1
Tesla Model X 1
Volvo XC40 Recharge 1
28 Models 55

Registered attendees report 1,199,183 electric miles driven.

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